Speed up cycle times, drive operational efficiencies

Streamline your direct materials procurement and supply chain operations with SMART by GEP

SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

SMART by GEP helps large global enterprises manage their supply chains more efficiently by providing powerful, comprehensive supply chain operations management capabilities — right from purchase order management to invoicing, delivery schedules to advance shipping notifications, all on a single platform. This includes end-to-end management of communication, documentation and approvals across all procurement and supply chain operations.

SMART by GEP’s supply chain operations management capabilities help you proactively respond to variations and fluctuations in demand and supply. With a powerful and comprehensive set of tools, SMART by GEP helps accelerate cycle times by providing greater control and visibility on the movement of direct materials throughout the supply chain. And it can be easily integrated with all major ERP, MES and PLM systems.

SMART by GEP Can:

  • Help enterprises get more products to the market faster
  • Source better and manage costs more effectively
  • Provide full visibility into your supply chain to drive stronger compliance
  • Empower your supplier base to improve service and performance with an attractive, user-friendly digital environment that fosters real-time collaboration

Powerful, Comprehensive Set of Tools for Supply Chain Operations Management

Advance Shipping Notifications (ASNs): Enable your suppliers to keep you posted on incoming orders, well before they arrive. ASNs contain all the essential logistical information including dispatch and expected delivery dates, pallet codes, quantities, packaging specifics and carrier details — so you can verify your shipments before processing the invoice.

Delivery Schedule and Call-Off: Establish a clear, faster and more responsive digital line of communication with your vendors to cut down process costs created by the inefficiencies of delivery scheduling. SMART by GEP pulls all the essential information straight from the ERP to help you — and your suppliers — access delivery schedules, transport quantities and receipts, and plan or call-off deliveries.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Give your suppliers the ability to plan and manage inventory, production and transportation to avoid the risk of stockouts. VMI in SMART by GEP allows you to set thresholds that notify your suppliers when stock levels near, or fall below, the predefined limit. Using the supplier simulation tool, vendors can foresee the impact of varying stock levels and plan more accurately.

Forecasting: SMART by GEP can connect with sales software to import and process data such as predicted demand or projected units, to determine potential raw material requirements in the future. This ensures that you always have optimal stock volumes, thereby lowering your inventory holding costs.

Service Orders: SMART by GEP is designed to handle the distinctions between the purchase of services and that of products. The software comes with the functionality to plan, create, track and bill for service jobs such as maintenance, repairs, cleaning and audits. Our digital approach to services procurement automates approval workflows, offers greater price clarity and makes the invoicing process more efficient.

Handling Unit Management (HUM): HUM capability in SMART by GEP enables you to decide packaging configurations and manage deliveries by box, carton or container. It automatically pools instructions from your ERP into the purchase order, then takes note of ASNs before exporting the final data back to the system. This shields you from the time and resource costs arising out of incorrect packaging or vendor error.